Camp Pendleton

Visiting Camp Pendleton

Tips to getting on and around “Base”

Camp Pendleton has changed their visitor policy effective February 1, 2016.  If you are not official military personnel, you will not be granted access to base without completing their online activities form at least seven (7) days in advance.

Click here for complete information on who qualifies as military personnel and all of Camp Pendleton’s Base Access Procedures.

Want to experience the fun the activities on Camp Pendleton, including Leatherneck Lanes, Marine Memorial Golf Course, or Paintball Park, or tour the Pacific Views Event Center or La Casa Del Mar?  Complete the MCCS Activity online web form at least seven (7) days in advance.

Are you a cyclist who would like to ride through Camp Pendleton? Complete the Camp Pendleton Bike Route Access online web form at least seven (7) days in advance.

Tips to driving on Camp Pendleton:

  • The public can enter Camp Pendleton through the San Luis Rey Gate, the Main Gate, Christianitos, and San Onofre during daylight hours.
  • Make sure you have a valid ID and proof of car insurance and registration.
  • When approaching the gate, use the visitor lane, roll your window down with ID in hand, and tell the guard specifically where you are headed. Be prepared, to have to pull over and have your information closely reviewed.
  • Once on base, FOLLOW ALL TRAFFIC LAWS.  MPs (Military Police) keep a close eye on vehicles and you will get get a ticket for even the slightest infraction.


Click here for a downloadable map to Camp Pendleton (pdf)